Look over Texas at the blue L. Note how it’s sitting in a carved out green line and this line is by enlarge, alone across the southern half of the country as opposed to being among several others, as is the case in the northen half of the states. These lines are isobars, or lines of equal pressure, and the close proximity of the lines along the US / Canadian border represent the region of the fastest moving winds otherwise known as the jetstream. Mr. Texas blue L (TbL) is far removed from this speedy high way. Think of it like this; instead of cruising along, making time, doing 90+ mph, Mr. TbL is lost on a dirt road and struggling to go 5 mph!
TbL spells “trouble” if you’re hoping for a dry start to the week ahead.
The dip in the jetstream over Washington, Oregon and Idaho looks to be the saving grace from the rather muggy pattern we’ve been in for sometime now. This storm system, with a little luck and a prayer, will hopefully drag a cold front across our area by Friday, ushering in a much cooler and dryer air mass. It may not be too long lived, but we’ll save that thought for another blog entry. Until then, it’s on / off shower and thunderstorm activity, ramped up by daytime heating and a few waves spinning around TbL, throughout most of the week.
If you happen to take a peak at our superdoppler radar and see a window of clear, then start that engine and mow away, either that or wait until the weekend!